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19 Feb 2020 17:51:59
While when VAR is talk of the week, the Liverpool goal against Norwich appeared to be ignored or at least not talked about. MANE clearly pushed the Norwich defender in the back in order to collect and control the ball and score. It seems offside against Chelsea in a United game is more important.

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20 Feb 2020 07:01:14
Well, Pool and runaway title winners while our teams are locked in a battle for CL spots. So our match perhaps did have more importance to it.

And the offside call wasn't even the bad call. He was offside. And while it's a BS implementation of VAR to rule out goals for marginal offside like that, they've been doing it all season so no real complaints there.

The big missed calls wee Maguire's kick at Batshuayi and Azpi being pushed first on Zouma's goal. But not really the offside.

20 Feb 2020 09:52:55

A BS implementation to rule out goals that are offside? The rule hasn't changed on that, offside is offside, nothing BS about it, VAR just means they get it right.

20 Feb 2020 10:44:39
GDS, I think Jackson has a point with VAR being used on offsides. The rules for VAR are to be used on clear and obvious errors. Spending 3 minutes reviewing something dozens of time to conclude a player is offside by an inch does not constitute a clear or obvious error.

While the offside rules themselves clearly state that unless totally certain that a player is offside the linesman should give advantage to the attacking player and not flag.

No one can be certain a player is offside by the margin of an inch when the players are running at speeds of up to 20 miles an hour and the linesman themselves are trying to keep up with professional athletes in their prime.

If you can't be certain the player was offside you shouldn't flag, if it takes someone sitting in a room with multiple monitors watching multiple replays from many different angles slowed down still takes several minutes to decide then it shouldn't be under review.

Therefore, I think it's fair to say the use of VAR for offsides is BS. That said they have been doing all season for all sides so it will even itself out over the course. Yet, it is something that needs changing going into next season.



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